The Urban Harvest Farmers Market has been in operation for ten years. The non-profit organization, Urban Harvest, was started 20 years ago in 1994, but over the past decade, the farmers markets (Saturdays at Eastside and Wednesdays at City Hall) have become the place to buy fresh vegetables, support local businesses and eat scrumptious food.
Market manager, Tyler Horne, says the growth process of the markets has definitely been slow and steady. Over the years the vendor lineup has expanded and improved, drawing more customers each weekend and Wednesday afternoon.
"Now with such an incredible lineup of vendors, it's established itself as the best place to go and spend a Saturday morning to shop for fresh vegetables and it encompasses so many other things than just shopping," Horne says. "We've got non-profits out there; we've got chefs; we've got live music; it's just the place you can go to get plugged in to what's going on in the community as well."
And what better way to reflect on the past ten years and celebrate the market's successes than by throwing a 10 Year Anniversary Fundraiser Dinner featuring local chefs and farmers? On Sunday, November 9, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Houston chefs paired with a specific farm featured at the market will each prepare a special dish to serve to guests at Underbelly. Chef Chris Shepherd has been a long-time supporter of local farms and the Urban Harvest farmers market, so it's fitting that his restaurant is the venue for this anniversary celebration.More »